Rescue Gets Real

Rescue Gets Real

Spring 2020

| By: Britten, Casey

EMT students gain real experience with simulated ambulance.

There’s little room for error in the life of first responders. From day one on the job, they’re required to think on their feet and respond to the unexpected.

To ensure that students in the FVTC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program are prepared for these challenges, faculty members get creative. “We use simulated scenarios to help students experience real life and think critically,” says EMT Department Chair Brian Litza.

Setting the FVTC EMT program apart is a one-of-a-kind ambulance simulator. “Our ambulance was custom-designed with a pneumatic air suspension system, allowing for simulated movement as if it’s moving down the road,” Litza explains. “This technology helps prepare students for life as a first responder, and employers appreciate that our grads come prepared for work.”

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